Technological advancements are coming in huge waves and creating massive changes in agriculture. American farm families are being increasingly disrupted every day. I believe I have some insight and solutions that will not only make your farm more competitive today, but at the same time, help you build a better bridge to the future for your children and many generations to come after theirs.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize the reason most of us work so hard is so our children can have it a little bit better than we did. We get joy out of seeing them succeed and hope we can help them move the ball a little bit further than we have.
Unfortunately, life’s not easy and often commands tough decisions. Our fathers and grandfathers that came before us had to make many. The tough decision to head West and leave everything behind in order to start a farming family was once made by someone in our family tree. Imagine how scared and uncertain they must have been. But they made that tough decision for their family, for their children, and for their grandchildren they envisioned in the future.
Well, here we are… the tough decisions of our forefathers and generations of hard work has gotten us to yet another fork in the road and moment in time where another difficult decision must be made. Yes, we can simply choose to keep our blinders on, put our head down, and keep working hard, ignoring the storm we see brewing out on the horizon because we are scared of the change. And we can leave those extremely tough and difficult decisions for your kids and their kids. Or we can put a stake in the ground today and start taking small steps towards what we know in your heart is the right direction.
The choice, and perhaps more importantly, the responsibility, is each of ours to own. What we elect to do is extremely important because we are exchanging our choices and actions today for the future direction of our children and grandchildren. We want these choices and actions to be for good and for future gains, not losses, not struggles, and not for hardships.
The road is not going to be easy, the path towards change never is. The decisions on the farm will be tough, but they will be right and what’s best for future generations that will watch their children grow up in your footsteps. If we don’t make the tough calls and tough decisions now we will just be leaving more difficult problems for our children. This is our time, this is our responsibility to make the right choices not the easy choices.
I was always told to keep my head down, keep doing what we’ve been doing and just out work everyone else. For many of us, that’s been great advice for the past two or three generations. But “change” has now shown up on our doorstep and is starting to knock. Do we hide or do we answer the door and tackle it head-on? I choose to tackle it head-on!
I hope if you chose to tackle change you will allow our family to be a small part of your team. I hope in some way we can help bring a more competitive advantage to your farm. Like you, I’ve come to believe it’s mostly all about what we leave for our kids. Most of all, I hope we can help provide some light and guidance for building that bridge to the future!
Feel free to call our office @ 816-322-5300 if you’re interested in trying some of our NEW products and lower-cost solutions on your farm today or want your business to be featured on our platform towards the future!
Your friends in the battle,
The Van Trump Family
***I’ve included below a podcast where I tell listeners about our newest venture called “Van Trump Ag Solutions” and how we are looking for business partners and farm families to get involved. I have tried to provide valuable insight and perspective in the podcast. I hate listening to an advertisement, so I promise this is not. Instead I hope to challenge farm owners, business owners and listeners.
Looking for Van Trump Ag Solution Partners… I want to partner with producers strategically located across the country where we can distribute and sell DEF fluid to customers in and around your area.
Like you, I hate having my time wasted by misleading advertisements, so let me clarify the crazy inexpensive cost you are seeing advertised. If it’s something you might want to explore further please give us a call at 816-322-5300 and we can provide additional details.
- Minimum 6,000 Gallons – Because of our direct buying campaign with the supplier we have to buy in big bulk. We can drop ship 6,000 gallon minimums. I’m thinking we can partner to create smaller packaging units to supply to producers and buyers in your area.
- 90 to 120 Day Lead Time – Again because of logistics, I’m thinking we need 90 to 120 days lead time to fulfill orders.
- Low Price Guarantee – The market price can vary from week-to-week for DEF but I believe we can guarantee and source the lowest prices in the industry.